Quinn puts burden on taxpayers once again.
CHICAGO – The Illinois Policy Institute, a non-partisan public policy organization, has issued the following statement regarding Governor Pat Quinn’s State of the State Address:
“Governor Quinn had an opportunity to offer meaningful spending cuts and tax relief to revitalize our struggling economy and balance our budget,” said John Tillman CEO, Illinois Policy Institute. “Unfortunately, he chose to embrace the failed policies of the past such as more government spending and higher taxes. Illinois politicians have tried these “remedies” previously, but they’ve resulted in Illinois having one of the worst economies in the nation. Springfield needs to live within its means, limit the growth of government spending and support policies that attract businesses and create jobs.”
The Illinois Policy Institute recently released a report outlining fifteen (15) missed opportunities by Governor Quinn and the legislature that would have put Illinois’ budget on firmer footing. Examples include adopting efficiency savings measures, pursuing Medicaid reform and reining in wasteful spending. The full report can be found at: http://illinoispolicy.org/news/article.asp?ArticleSource=1894